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ALYCE, INC. Senior DevOps Engineer (Location Flexible) in Boston, Massachusetts

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Senior DevOps Job Description

About Alyce

Hi — we’re Alyce! Founded in 2015 with a tiny team sharing space with a bike repair shop, we’ve grown up in more ways than one. You can now find us across the globe with roots in Boston.

Every year $242B is spent on corporate gifts, swag and direct mail. It’s the most relational channel and we’re on a mission to make it personal, relevant and a simply magical experience. No more squishy balls, cheap water bottles, and other things that end up in the trash. Our personal gifting platform flips the script by putting the gift recipient in control — creating relevant, thoughtful moments that delight. This is how modern businesses grow sustainably at scale.

We value our people above everything else. While we all have our own passions, personalities, objectives, and goals, we are one team that is building something great together. Our differences make us collectively better. We strive to build a supportive and inclusive environment where our team members are recognized and valued for who they are during working hours (9-to-5) and outside of them (#5to9™).

And we’re proud and honored to be recognized as Comparably’s Best Company for Women, Best Company Culture and Best Places to Work in Boston, as well as Bostinno’s 50 on Fire, LinkedIn’s Top 50 Start-Ups of 2020 and Forbes 2021 Best Start-Up Employer.

About this position

Alyce is currently seeking an experienced Senior DevOps Engineer to join our growing team and contribute to the development and maintenance of Alyce's infrastructure. You will take direct ownership of part of our platform that provides the infrastructure, core capabilities and expertise to enable our product team to deliver at pace.

This is an integral position within our technical organization that will enable you to gain exposure into a fast-paced SaaS company with ample opportunities for career growth. We are looking for hard-working, competitive, and self-driven individuals who are looking to apply their skills and drive deep impact in our technical organization to create the best application environment.

How you’ll make Alyce amazing:

  • Work with Engineering Leaders to design, develop and deploy our infrastructure as we add new products, features and services

  • Develop and maintain an active codebase in Python, HCL

  • Configure and manage Linux-based tools

  • Identify manual processes that can be automated

  • Champion best practices and standards within the team and in the broader technical organization

  • Respond to alerts, and resolve or escalate system issues as necessary

  • Drive results in an environment that leverages modern application development (such as Docker, Kubernetes,Terraform, PaaS and SaaS services)

  • Collaborate with product and product facing engineering teams to enable their success

  • Work with team members to ensure the safety of Alyce's users' data as well as compliance with GDPR, PCI, etc.

  • Communicate clearly and enjoy the learning process while deploying and scaling new technologies as a proponent of automation/infrastructure of code

    How you will up-level Alyce:

  • 4+ years of experience as DevOps engineer

  • 2+ years of experience in Google Cloud Platform in large or medium-sized organizations.

  • Strong knowledge and experience with Kubernetes

  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code such as Terraform, Ansible

  • 1+ year of successful experience using Python as a programming language for automation

  • A huge plus if you have any exposure to ElasticSearch or HashiCorp Vault

  • Comfortable working in an evolving start-up environment with a Global team, helping to build new and iterate on existing processes as well as try new approaches

    Our Tech Stack:

  • Infrastructure: Google Cloud Platform: Kubernetes Engine, Memorystore for Redis, CloudSQL for MySQL, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage

  • Other managed platforms: MongoDB Atlas, Elastic Cloud

  • Secrets management: Automatic rotation and distribution using HashiCorp Vault CI/CD: GitLab, Helm

  • Infrastructure as Code: Terraform, Ansible

  • Monitoring & Logging: Prometheus, Grafana, DataDog, ElasticSearch

  • Frontend: React, Redux, Typescript, styled, RxJS, Webpack, Yarn, Vue.js

  • Backend: PHP, Go, Python, Laravel, Symfony

  • QA/AT: Kotlin, Groovy

    We firmly believe our differences make us collectively better. Alyce is committed to building a team that is diverse in background and experience. Alyce recognizes Diversity as the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective. Diversity also includes differences in principles, values, thoughts, and beliefs. Diversity of thought and experience are vital to building a personal Alyce experience, representative of the world in which we live.

    Please do not let doubt get in the way of applying for this position. If you can demonstrate the abilities listed above, we want to hear from you.

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